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 Post subject: Super Zoom, DSLR ?????
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:51 pm 
I am buying a new camera and looking for something with 10x optical zoom or higher, 8 or higher mega pixels, an autofocus feature, a power source with rechargable batteries, something other than AA batteries, and a power level indicator on the camera. I would like to the use the pictures for publications so I need a high quality photo. I would like to be able to zoom to close-up images for taking pictures of flowers, plants, ect. Have the ability to zoom-in on portions of the picture after it is taken with good quality. And looking to spend at most $450.00

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:59 pm 
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Welcome to the CameraLabs forums.

You will have to weigh the trade-off between budget and image quality quite carefully. To help you decide whether you can manage without DSLR IQ have a look at Gordon's feature Should you buy a DSLR or a Compact?. If the budget won't stretch to a DSLR then perhaps the best super-zoom Buyer's Guide may be of help?


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If you're going into professional publications, then you'll find the image quality of a DSLR will be far superior to a non-DSLR, but as Bob says, it's all about weighing up the features and price.

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